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NEWS x MUSE Michael Sandoval talks with CEO of WildlifeDirect, Paula Kahumbu about being a part of National Geographics Secrets of the Elephants.

Paula Kahumbu is a Kenyan wildlife conservationist and winner of numerous awards for her work protecting Africa’s endangered species. She is known for her efforts to stop the illegal trade in elephant ivory and her campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of preserving Africa’s natural heritage.

Her most recent work involves producing award-winning documentaries that amplify the voices of African wildlife conservationists and creating educational content and experiences for African school children.

Kahumbu is a member of the boards of National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). She has served the government of Kenya and in various positions. She is a National Geographic Explorer of the Year and  a Whitley Gold Award winner and was listed in the Financial Times’ 25 Most Influential Women of 2022. She has been featured in numerous documentaries about wildlife and the environment. 

The ground-breaking, award-winning natural history franchise SECRETS OF returns with its next installment, SECRETS OF THE ELEPHANTS. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large James Cameron, the series travels the world — from the Savannahs of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia — to discover the strategic thinking, complex emotions and sophisticated language of elephants, shaping a unique and dynamic culture. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman and featuring renowned National Geographic Explorer and elephant expert Dr. Paula Kahumbu, the four-part series not only reveals the extraordinary lives of different families of elephants but also highlights how similar they are to us. SECRETS OF THE ELEPHANTS will change everything you thought you knew about elephants forever.

Watch Secrets of the Elephants on National Geographic on April 21 and next day on Disney+. Follow the link here for more